Dropdead "Demos 1991" - Deathwish Inc

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Dropdead "Demos 1991"


This LP compiles the first and second demos plus one compilation track all recorded in 1991. Raw primitive versions of songs that the band started with and slowly developed into tracks for the early EPs and first LP, plus a couple relevant covers. Some of these tracks are still played at live shows today in 2020 almost 30 years later. Demo one has 17 songs recorded at WRIU live to reel to reel and has been restored by Kurt Ballou at God City. Demo two has 8 tracks recorded on a home 4 track, original unmixed master cassette given to Chris Corry at the Paincave to restore. Several on this tracks were never before released. The final track is a completely Hellhammer style version of the outro to Kiss' Black Diamond recorded for a local Providence Kiss covers cassette, many years later it was included on a vinyl 8" record that accompanied Rocktober Magazine issue 22. All in all a rough, noisy & raw document from the early days released on vinyl for the first time.

Dropdead formed officially in January of 1991 in Providence RI, but the original 4 person lineup met in December 1989. We played music together for a year before a lineup change saw Bob and Ben switch instruments, a name change, and a great increase in speed and intensity. The idea was to play pissed off, aggressive, no bullshit hardcore punk thrash with personally political lyrics. Musically the influences drew from bands as diverse as Confuse, Siege, Larm, Crass, Swans, Infest, SSD, Pandemonium, Icons of Filth, Gauze, Septic Death, Discharge, Anti-Cimex and a slew of others. The first show was in April of 1991 with Born Aginst and Rorschach. The band continues to embrace a strong "Do It Yourself" work ethic, booking their own shows and releasing their own records via Armageddon Label. Over the years Dropdead has played hundreds of shows and fests, recorded three albums plus numerous splits and EP's, toured the USA and Europe numerous times, as well as Australia and Japan.

Track Listing: 
01. Intro / Unjustified Murder 
02. At The Cost Of An Animal 
03. Doorway To Extinction 
04. Direct Action 
05. Wound Runs Deep 
06. Power 
07. Ignorant 
08. The Circle Complete 
09. Attention 
10. Confused 
11. Easy Way Out 
12. Follow Blindly 
13. Protest 
14. Chosen Path 
15. In The Name Of 
16. Warsystem 
17. Is This Life? 
18. Do You Choose Life 
19. Fucking Assholes (No Vocals) 
20. Strength In Your Conviction 
21. Deliver Yourself (No Vocals) 
22. Legacy Of Death 
23. Only A Fool 
24. Survival 
25. Pliers 
26. Black Diamond Outro